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Definition of pavement noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[countable, uncountable] any area of flat stones on the ground a mosaic pavement
  2. 2[uncountable] the surface of a road Two cars skidded on the icy pavement.
  3. Idioms
    pound the pavement/streets
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    to spend a lot of time going from place to place looking for something, especially a job With the country’s jobless rate increasing, the number of people pounding the pavement had become a growing worry.
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